I have a NAS (network disk) from Zylex which stopped working under Windows 10 a while ago. Investigation shows that it uses SMBv1, which was implicated in several ransomware attacks and was therefore disabled by Microsoft. I have not yet found a workaround (I'm still looking) so it seems that my choices are to re-enable SMBv1 (as described in the Microsoft support guide) or to buy a new NAS.
Recent posts on Zyxel's site suggests that Zyxel are aware of the problem but have no plans to fix it. I have the latest firmware.
We (my wife and I, both retired) have a home network with two laptops, two tablets, two smartphones, a network printer and the NAS, we use internet extensively but not dangerously. We don't click on strange links or the like, but I could imagine us falling for a well-crafted Facebook post or something similar.
So my question is: how dangerous is SMBv1? Should I re-enable SMBv1 or buy a new NAS?